Tairngreacht Acla - The Achill Prophecy
A Cogar documentary for TG4
TX: 02.11.08
Duration: 25 mins

If you visit Achill Island today, you might hear locals talking about the death train. The tale begins in the 17th century when Brian Rua O' Cearbhain, a mystic from Belmullet prophesied that fire carriages on iron wheels would one day come to the island and that the first and the last would carry the dead. At the time of the prophecy, trains hadn't yet been invented.

Director Neal Boyle brings to life the story of the Achill Islanders, the period of the rail line and the chilling consequences of the macabre prophecy in Tairngreacht Acla.

 

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